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MINUTES of The Wilmington Neighborhood Council
Governing Board
January 28, 2004

6:10 P.M. Meeting called to order by Toni O’Donnell.

Toni O. introduced self and gave brief statement: “As provided by the Brown Act, person in the audience may address the committee in connection with any agenda item or during the public comments period.  Anyone desiring to speak please complete a speaker card and submit it to the secretary.” 

1-Pledge of Allegiance, Roll call of members, 14 present, quorum

2-LAPD SLO update & Public Comment on Non-Agenda items

Donald Compton, John Popich from Ken Malloy Park, Bill Schwab, Tony Garibay, Jose Rivera, Rudy Torres, Abelardo de la Pena, Raul Orozco

3- Approval of Minutes December, unanimous


- Marissa Trutanish from Port Of Los Angels on relocation of Crescent Warehouse to East Wilmington from San Pedro, Q&A followed by Statement read by Donna Ethington

5-Report of officers

Chair:  Toni O’ asked for Communication chair to set date for meetings so she can include it on flyer of other meetings. She also reported on Alliance of N C’s mtg. on the budget process.

Co-Chair: Jack Babbitt-no report

Secretary- Lucia Moreno – Correspondence- 5 letters read

Treasurer- Patrick Wilson gave finance report, balance $1,657.16

6-Communications/Elected Officials

- Sergio Carrillo-Council office-gave report on various items including Matching grants and budget crisis

- Chad Molnar from Rep Jane Harman gave report

- John Driscoll from Neighborhood Prosecutors Office introduced himself and gave report (310) 732-4515

- Mark Lewis-DONE-gave report Feb 7 open house, Empowerment academy, conflict of interest

- ACTA-Lou Batiglia- Gave update on landscape, Q&A


7-Report of Standing Committees:

Executive Committee:

Toni O’ presented actions items

- Motion for WNC to send letter of support for grant request for additional parkland adjacent to East Wilmington Community center, discussion, vote, unanimous (16 yes), Passed

- Election of 5th Executive Board Member, tabled until DONE approves bylaws, MSC Maricela/Skip

PCAC: Donna Ethington gave report and Toni O’ handed out China Shipping funds request list

 Land Use: Skip Baldwin presented

- Motion for WNC to support land use committee recommendation to uphold Zoning Administrator’s decision to deny the zone variance on Case No Za-2003-3206 GIS- discussion, public comments, more discussion, vote, 6 NO, 4 YES, 6 Abstain, Not Passed.

Finance: Pat W gave report and presented

- Motion to approve reconciliation report for 1st quarter of funding. Discussion, vote, unanimous, Passed

Transportation: Donna Ethington gave report

Public Works: Co Chair Jack Babbitt presented

- Motion to send letter to Councilwoman Janice Hahn requesting variance to increase the easement at the southwest corner of “I” St. and Avalon Blvd. to fourteen (14’) to allow the installation of the Viacom automated street toilet. Discussion, vote, 16 yes, unanimous, Passed

By Laws Committee: Maricela Caraballo reported DONE has bylaws package and should be approved within 2 weeks.

Gateway Beautification: Jack Babbitt presented drawing of possible gateway streetscapes prepared by artist.

8-Stakeholder committees:

Residents- Trish Salas announced CERT program beginning in Feb.

Churches- Lucia Moreno-Linares reported that letters had been sent to churches in area. Get representatives and to schedule mtg.

At Large-Skip Baldwin gave report

9-Unfinished & New Business none

Public Comments

Donald Compton-item sent to executive board, Jesse Marquez, Art Hernandez, Ken Melendez


Mtg closed 9:12 p.m.  17 Council members present

Minutes prepared by Lucia Moreno-Linares, Council Secretary


Approved by Toni O’Donnell, Chair

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